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of next year that is built into the current law, the so-called fiscal clef. the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff absent of offsetting changes proposes a substantial threat to the recovery. indeed by the reckoning of the congressional budget office, the cbo, and that of many outside observers, a fiscal shock of that size would send the economy toppling back into the recession. second, early in the new year it will be necessary to improve and increase in the federal and debt limit to avoid any possibility of a catastrophic default on the nation's treasury securities and other obligations. as you recall the threat of default in the summer of 2011 fueled the economic uncertainty even though an agreement was ultimately reached. the failure to reach an agreement this time around can impose an even heavier economic and financial cost. as the fiscal policy makers face these decisions with the two objectives in mind, first as i think it is widely appreciated by now, the federal budget is on an unsustainable path. the budget deficit which peaked at about 10%
because somebody says my next door neighbor's brother-in-law is a lawyer you should talk to him. make sure you fine yourself a good lawyer, good financial analyst and take their advice very early on. >> your advice is to wait a while before you claim the prize, to get some people in place around you, a lawyer, a financial team, et cetera. >> it's a good idea. you got to do a couple of things. first thing do you is sign the ticket when it shows up here. the reason is it's the ticket that's the winner. you want to make sure that there's no question. there's a lot of people that would love to get their hands on that ticket. sign it, put it in a safe place. the safe place is not a shoe box in your closet. get to your local bank. bust take some time to settle in. get your team in place, make sure you know what's going on here, get the advice. you don't have to run out and tell everybody because what you'll get, everybody in the world will be after you saying hey why don't you share some of your wealth with us. take some time and get things sorted out with the team. >> the most complicated thing
but these talks also need to address the federal debt limit. it's set by law at $16.4 trillion. the nation is already approaching the national debt of $16.3 trillion. nobody wants a repeat of that summer standoff we went through last year. >> certainly so. susan mcginness in washington this morning, thank you so much. >>> while washington is worried about the fiscal cliff it appears the average american is looking to spend. the holiday shopping season got started in record fashion thanksgiving night and the spending spree lasted through the weekend. according to the retail research firm big insider, a record of 247 million shoppers visited stores or websites over the four-day weekend, an increase of more than 9%. and they spent more than they ever have before, an estimated $59.1 billion. retailers hope the shopping frenzy continues today, cyber monday. cbs morning watch's ashley morrison is here in new york with that and more, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. americans' holiday shopping habits have a ripple effect on the global economy. this morning, asian markets were mostly u
. >> they broke deals with their consumers deals that they are obligated by law to honor. they advertised a deal, they told consumers they could count on that deal. >> reporter: and former u.s. attorney anthony brass explains under california law retailers are obligated to honor those deals especially when it comes to black friday. >> what the consumers lost was opportunity. they lost the opportunity to seek deals elsewhere. >> by the time they alerted me, i had missed all of the black friday sales. >> reporter: in those cases consumers have the right to sue for the difference between the sale price and the current price but past problems have many rethinking their black friday plans. >> no black friday deals for me. >> reporter: now, we asked best buy if it would honor oversold deals this year and it said it won't be necessary because they have improved their technology. many analysts believe there will actually be fewer online glitches this year because those growing pains are starting to be fewer and for up. if you have a consumer problem, reach us at cbssf.com/consumerwatch. >> tv in hand wo
and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> time now 4:36. let's check weather with lawrence. are you still stuffed from yesterday? >> now, my suits are feeling funny. [ laughter ] >> wow! but it was good. it was worth it. going to have to work some of that off today. out the door lots of sunshine again today and some mild temperatures by the afternoon. high pressure now sliding in over us. occasionally we'll see a few high clouds and patchy fog in the valleys. otherwise looking good sailing in toward the afternoon. temperatures out the door, plan on doing a little shopping, a little chilly in spots down into the low 40s inland. 41 santa rosa, 44 san jose, 50 san francisco. by the afternoon, we have plenty of sunshine in the forecast. temperatures
. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. five days later, i had a massive heart attack. bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. >> glor: it was a horrific crime, a jogger beaten, raped and left for dead in new york central park. five teenagers were tried, convicted and sent to prison. the problem, they weren't guilty. michelle miller spoke with two of them and tells the story of a documentary that was released this weekend. >> reporter: in april 1989 a 28- year-old white female jogger was raped, beaten and left for dead in cent
money is that money, regulations -- that affected all the campaign fance laws. the citizens united decision was totally predictable as a response to mccain-fine gold. despite my working for john mccain, who had a campaign finance reform position i always thought was blazingly unconstitutional -- we have weakened the political parties and weaken the candidate committees. the political parties have been moderating influences in american politics -- the political parties goal is to assemble aajory, not to advance an ideology. the advancement of an ideology by either party is secondaryis a function of the majority. now, with all the super pac money there is incasingly ideological mey, increasing the enforcement money. reagan talked about the fact that if you are with me 80% of the time you are not my political opponent, you are my political ally. in a super p world where you have a apostate republican or an apostate democrats on an issue, you will see the enforcement of ideological discipline through the use of the super pac in a primary on either the left or the right. it has the fact
. and again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> no. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle in front of the stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> thanks for coming by channel 5 this morning, by the way. it's 5:06. let's get the latest look at weather and traffic. we are going to begin with the lady who is dressed appropriately. >> very good. it's actually navy, brian. >> looks black to me. >> it's dark. [ laughter ] >>> black friday so we're hoping the commute is not going to be a bad one. actually it's looking okay right now. this is our one incident that we had earlier this morning. northbound 680 approaching landess avenue. we had a traffic light down in the road but all lanes are free and clear on northbound 680 so it's cruising through milpitas. live look at 880, people may be heading towards area
could be a year in jail. the law goes in effect february 1st. >> tazered by the chp then she has a heart attack. >> the traffic stop that makes you wonder how safe tazers really are. >> can't get a good night sleep? this might be the answer the unusual sounds helping insomniacs fall fast asleep. >> why are house fires burning hotter and faster. >> you can make things worse if you're not careful. >> the tactics firefighters are using the advice they have for homeowners coming up next. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least.
dollar fine. a third offense could be a year in jail. the law goes in effect february 1st. >> tazered by the chp then she has a heart attack. >> the traffic stop that makes you wonder how safe tazers really are. >> can't get a good night sleep? this might be the answer the unusual sounds helping insomniacs fall fast asleep. >> why are house fires burning hotter and faster. >> you can make things worse if you're not careful. >> the tactics firefighters are using the advice ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, lethal as advertised. "taser, wo ayers. >> a newly released chp video is firing up an old debate on whether tazers really are as nonlethal as advertised. >> this shows a las angeles driver going into cardiac arrest. she took three jolts to the chest after refusing to happened over her purse. officers had to do cpr to revise her. tazer barbs deliver a electric pulse. but there's no proof its products harm the heart. >> it's awfully hard to exonerate the tazer when you see a woman who was fine until she was tazerred then she becomes unconscious and is in cardiac arrest. how can you tell me using a taze
policy, then it's warned you before perform abiding by state law and you will likely have to hand over your id or skip the return. and if you are ever told you're not allowed to make a returnings you have likely been flagged as a serial returner. go to cbssf.com/consumerwatch for a link to your return activity report and the retail exchange. just to clarify, many stores including the children's place only require an id without a receipt. if you have the receipt, they won't scan you. >> you can actually get a return activity report if you are a serial returner? >> reporter: it's primarily for folks who have been denied. so if you haven't been denied, you can try. but they may not have one for you. >> righted read the fine print on the back of the -- read the fine print on the back of the receipt. >> that's a lot of fine print. >>> how about some weather? mr. lawrence karnow, we have a bit of a wet start but things are looking up. >> yeah. things are looking up nicely if you are traveling now. i think things are drying out nicely, too. high-def doppler radar showing you things quieting d
and your group to leave. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers in front of stores. so... >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> reporter: but protesters say they have no intention of leaving until wal-mart listens to their pleas for respect and better working conditions. more walkouts are planned at stores tomorrow, though protesters worry their numbers could be hurt by workers too afraid to strike. in oakland, christin ayers, cbs 5. >>> since opening two weeks ago, it's been a nightmare getting to the new high-end outlet stores in livermore and it could be even worse this weekend. this is a life look at the paragon outlet malls. you see shoppers flooding into the mall right now, about to get very busy, even busier than this. the stores opened for black friday shopping just over an hour ago, and there is already a long line of traffic getting to the shopping center. take a look at this. here's a look at the intersection of 580 and 680 in dublin, a heavy stream of traffic in both directions. as you can imagine, most of these drivers racing to those
. >> this is private property. again, we're asking you and your group to leave. >> okay, california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle them in front of the store. >> all right, if you don't leave, we will get the police involved on that. >> reporter: but they have no intention of leaving until wal- mart listens to their pleas for respect and better conditions. more are planned for tomorrow, though protesters worry their numbers could be hurt by workers who are too afraid to strike. to oakland, cbs 5. >>> since opening two weeks ago, it's been a nightmare getting into the new high-end outlet stores and it could be even worse this weekend. this is a live look at the outlet mall and the stores open for black friday shopping a few minutes ago, but we are told that traffic on 580 is already a mess. two hours from midnight. >>> with black friday spilling over into thanksgiving day, the crowds are out even earlier to push and shove their way into the early holiday bargains. they will be keeping the bargain hunters safe, huh? >> reporter: yes, one of the busiest target stores in the
is setting himself up as a god. he decreed that any decision or laws he makes cannot be appealed stopped or over turned until a new constitution in parliament are approved next spring. he told arally that his ruling will rule out weasels that are blocking democratic reform. it doesn't worry me i have opponents i have reserved rights for my brothers in the opposition so they can hold a revolution if they must. a far cry from a few days ago when the obama administration praised the egyptian president for helping a cease fire between israel and hamas. what happens in egypt will have consequences beyond its borders. it continues to mediate israel's cease fire in hamas. what will happen to the truce? >> a natural gas explosion destroyed two buildings in massachusetts. the blast sent bricks and glass flying through springfield about 90 miles west of boston. the blast was so loud it was heard from miles around. >> i jumped. i could feel the garbage cans move next to me. i new where it came from. i could tell it came from this part of the city. >> firefighters were investigating a gas leak 40 mi
at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> paul rothstein is a law professor and an here is to talk to us about petitions to secede filed in every state, citizens have signed to secede from the united states, many of which side to the declaration of independence or the size of government. professor rothstein, welcome to the program. are you surprised by all of these petitions coming from across the country? is this a new phenomenon? guest: during my lifetime there have been several, near every time people get upset with an issue, there is a movement on the part of some people to get to their state to secede. host: what is it that is driving this movement this time around? guest: dissatisfaction with who won the election. it was relatively close, not that hair close, but a lot of people feel strongly about it. host: talk to us about what is actually in the constitution, or how a state would go about seceding from the united states. guest: there is nothing directly in the constitution about it. there are some things that the different sides of the debate site in their favor. perhaps the strongest
was sworn to respect the law and the constitution that he has been elected. >> both president morsi's supervisor all righters and his critics are planning more protests next week if they again turn violent it is worrying because for decades egypt has been a pillar of stability here in the middle east but now the country has been through a democratic revolution which the u.s. supported egypt is rich by difference, riven by differences. >> holly williams in cairo, thank you. in this country, tonight actor larry hagman is being remembered not only as a worldwide television icon, but also says his former on screen wife actress linda gray as a man who brought joy to everyone he knew. hagman, a real son of texas, born near fort worth in 1931, died in dallas last night from cancer complications, more from manuel bojorquez. >> it was one of the most famous moments in television history. the world asked who shot jr? >> now the world mourns the loss of the actor who played j.r. ewing in the hit cbs show dallas. fans placed flowers on larry hagman's hollywood star after learning the actor died
they are sick and tired of silicon valley's special shuttle buses. >> how they're breaking the law and what city leaders say can be done about. >> if they're eating every three hours or so, that's 7 to 8 feedings a day. >> california's record breaking babies go home for the holidays. we'll catch up with these big triplets when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> she said it best, the a circus came to glendale california for the first time this weekend, and it made a big splash. >> thanks to that guy right there. unfortunately not for what happened under the big top. the 4-year-old camel escaped its handlers and made it to a nearby gas station. traffic did stop until she was safely back in the enclosure. >> can you imagine seeing that running down the street. not needed -- not native to glendale california. >>> this week the city will give the airport permission to fire guns to keep birds away from the airfield. they would fire blanks but could use bird shot if the birds do not leave. san jose has had 100 bird are strikes. >>> muny buses are feeling the squeeze. facebook, google, apple offer a pri
areas, one for allegedly violating state campaign ethics laws as well as misuse of public funds. allen, in addition to that, he is facing potentially tens of thousands of dollars in fines for violating state fair practices area, as well. >> thank you, len ramirez. >>> freedom of expression versus public decency. that was the question before the san francisco board of supervisors as they voted on a public nudity ban in the city. joe vazquez is in san francisco with new rules on covering up. >> reporter: new rule, no nudity. it was a close vote. 6-5 here at the botched board this afternoon. after the vote there was an uproar at city hall. >> expression of nudity is beautiful. the body is beautiful! >> nudist began to strip and shouting in protest, sheriff's deputies had to cover them in blanketed and removed them from the chambers. several were screaming for the removal of supervisor scott weiner to sponsored the legislation. it will ban public nudity citywide with the exception of some celebrations like the folsom street fair. supervisor weiner says the legislation was needed because
. and that they follow federal laws as well so they have a function. but this is one that he doesn't have and that he wants. >> all right. grace lee, thank you. >>> we are following a developing story right now out of san francisco. a manhole cover has blown off the city street. flames were seen shooting out of the manhole at 11th and howard streets and traffic in the year is being restricted right now. it's not known what has caused this blast. a pg&e crew is now on scene. first reports about a pedestrian injured turned out to be the result of a car crash which happened two blocks away at the exact same time. >>> the line belongs to a different retail chain but i'm going to use it anyway, attention walmart shoppers. you may want to prepare for a different kind of line this black friday. a picket line. cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo on the wage war that could shake up some shopping plans. ann. >>> reporter: it's not clear what we'll see at walmart across the bay area over the next couple of days. there are going to be some labor actions but they seem to be disorganized and they don't actually always
: the district attorney is investigating shirakawa for repeated violations of state campaign ethics laws and misuse of public funds stemming from his alleged abuse of a county- issued credit card for lavish meals, trips to golf resorts, first class air and hotel upgrades and luxury car rentals. in his first public statements on the allegations last tuesday shirakawa blamed the media. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about. >> reporter: but it has been a distraction. >> there's a siren and a blaring in the community right now right or wrong from your perspective. >> reporter: one new area of focus is travel expenses. last april he reportedly billed taxpayers for his upgraded $560 a night hotel stay in washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once attending a state conference in sacramento but charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end. day it is like watching a train wreck and it's t
of violating recordkeeping and federal overtime laws. it turns out hundreds of employees were misclassified so they didn't get overtime. others were shortchanged in their paychecks. workers in five states will be getting a portion of the money. >>> 5:10 now. the hint of bipartisanship is starting to fade in washington when it comes to avoiding the "fiscal cliff." some republicans said they are willing to consider some tax increases but they are insisting on larger budget cuts to benefit programs, which democrats oppose. if all sides can't agree on a spending plan before the year's end, automatic tax hikes and across-the-board budget cuts will all kick in. >> we must do everything we can during this short period of time to ensure that middle class families are not hit with $2,200 a year in tax increases. >> i hope cooler heads will prevail as we move through the process. we need to be working together. >> president obama is trying to generate public support for his idea. he will meet with corporate executives at the white house then travel to pennsylvania on friday to push for higher tax rates
george w. bush signed into law. his wife, former first lady laura bush, is with us today, as is her predecessor, secretary of state hillary clinton. coming together in mutual respect, a step from the chambers where we passionately debate the issues of the day that has become almost second nature to us. but it is a blessing, and we will hear over and over during the course of this ceremony, aung san suu kyi has shown the world just how hard one it really is. on behalf of the congress, let me express how humble and honored we are by your presence here in the rotunda of the united states capitol. >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the presentation of the callers by the united states armed forces color guard, the singing of our national anthem, and the retiring of the colors. oh say can you see by the dawn's early light, what so proudly we hail at the twilight's last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming, and the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, i gave proof through the ni
changes in the tax laws will impact us all. >> reporter: hopefully no indigestion. the bay area is one of the most vulnerable regions to changing taxes and the reason for that is our cost of living is higher and that means prop 30 could affect a larger number of households here. the bigger problem is looming in the federal tax code and it could cost middle class families thousands of dollars. tax changes are adding up and it could cost you a lot. >> we got to make sure we do it right. >> reporter: governor brown's proposition 30 raised state income tax on those with a taxable income of $250,000 or more to pay for schools and universities. what you might not know is it's retroactive meaning if you fall in that bracket the bill is due this coming april. >> there's going to be a few people who will be surprised but there was really nothing that you could to plan for it. it was, you know, the election is really what determined whether or not this was going to happen. >> reporter: the accountant says for a married couple making $250,000 and filing separately it will cost you about $250. it
before purchase, abiding by state law and you will have to hand it over or skip the return. if you told you're not allowed to make the return, you've been flagged as a serial returner. go to cbssf.com/consumerwatch for a link to your return activity report from the retail exchange. >> the policy should be posted in the store and on the receipt? >> one or the other. it has to be prominently displayed and there are a variety of ways to do that. victoria's secret has it on the receipt and register. >> happy shopping. >> and returning. >>> well, paul, you have been tracking the storm all afternoon. it started to come down pretty good. where's the heavy stuff now? >> the heavy stuff now is north of the golden gate but working south. busy, busy commute.so many people trying to make their way home or to grandma's. here's hi-def doppler in time lapse mode about three hours of weather information there. notice the heavy rainfall in the north bay hills. now just about to cross the golden gate into san francisco, oakland, berkeley and richmond, vallejo, you're up next. it will be raining by 6 or
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's office. board president george shirakawa is accused of violating state campaign ethics laws and misusing public funds. he is not denying allegation he wasted taxpayer money on fancy meals, resorts and political contributions. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about in the print media. i want you to understand that for 50 years, i have been nurtured and raised and lived in peace in this community. >> shirakawa has paid back more than $5,000 for expenses he charged on his county credit card. >>> san francisco is joining most of the nation in requiring people now to wear clothing in public. >> shame on you! >> shame on you! >> as you can see, some people objected yesterday after the board of supervisors voted to ban public nudity. the bill sponsor scott weiner says there needs to be a balance of rights. >> taking your pants off at castro market and displaying your genitals to everyone, that's not free expression. >> starting in february, first- time violators will face a $100 fine. a third offense will be $500 and a year
violent. >> reporter: now columbia university law professor jim liebman says there was a second carlos near the murder scene that night who looked strikingly like deluna. he was carlos hernandez, a man with a violent history and an obsession with the type of knife found at the crime scene. >> it was almost common knowledge in corpus christi that this man named carlos hernandez not only existed but had taken the blame for killing wanda lopez. liebman and his students spent five years reinvestigating the crime and have now published their proof of deluna's innocence. liebman claims police were sloppy. this photo shows a detective literally standing on the evidence. and this picture from the bloody crime scene reveals the imprint of the killer's shoe-- an image that raises a troubling question. >> so he's leaving blood all over the place but there's no blood on deluna's shoes. >> reporter: liebman also found witnesses who suspected hernandez was the real killer. his former girlfriend, mary margaret tapia, recognized the murder weapon. >> this is carlos hernandez's knife. >> reporter: then
. >> not anymore. following our story, congress passed a law permitting its members for trading on non-public information. we began investigating charlatans. our report started a federal investigation. if convicted, they could face 20 years in prison. >> you became a made man when you were formally inducted. >> after a few minutes in the toxic recycling center, the gangs who run this place want to keep it a secret. >> if i ever get a shot at bin laden, we will take it. we got it. you will not see bin laden walking on this earth again. >> miners' world collapsed. >> the idea of being here for 69 hours is terrifying. >> the most tragic thing you have ever seen. >> it was the deep water horizon. >> at the height of a hiss, a huge explosion. i remember thinking, i am going to die. >> we cannot do it. >> it was the worst feeling i had ever felt in my life. i was sure i could do it. >> i remember it coming close to six months. i was saying, i cannot believe i am out of work as long. >> i cannot afford my house. >> tell us how much your pay has been cut. >> 50%. >> we cannot make it. >> i wro
years. but then she went on to eara masters, a law degree and a- d... and to serve in both houses of the arizona legislature. she also runs marathons and triathlons. california lived up to its reputation as a the bluest f blue states this year. the state's congressional delegation is overwhelmingly democratic, and so is state government. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee shows us, republicans are trying to fe out what they're doing wron. joe tuman, cbs 5 political analyst 0028 this election whether in california or acs >>> if there is a big dent in the republican party, right now it has a sign on the door that says if you are gay, lesbian, by sexual or we're, if you're black, you're not welcome. >>reporter: the assembly in san francisco admits their strategy has been less than successful recently. >> the republican party has a challenge there. it's their fault and haven't been outreaching as far as they should. >>reporter: they say it's not over yet. from the legislature to the president, he believes democratic leadership will be the ones to help republicans rise again. >> every
of campaign ethics laws and misuse of funds stemming from adding abuse of a county issued -- from alleged abuse of a county issued credit card includes hotels, car rentals. in his first public statements on the allegations last tuesday, shirakawa blamed the media. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about. >> reporter: but it has been a distraction. >> there's a sirens and a blaring in the community right now right or wrong from perspective. >> reporter: one new area of focus are travel expenses. last april shirakawa reportedly billed taxpayers for his upgraded $560 a night hotel stay in washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home. and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once, attending a state conference in sacramento and charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end of the day it's like a train wreck and it's time to get off the rails so he doesn't cause more pain. >> reporter: at at last week's board of supervisors meeting georg
, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ ♪ who's that? turkey's ready. turkey? c'mon! tires don't change themselves! sears auto center black friday doorbusters start 4am friday! get a $100 award card to shop with. plus save on tires. this is sears auto center. >>> this morning general john allen is back in afghanistan resuming his role as the top u.s. commander there. last week the pentagon started to investigate allen's connection to a central figure in the david petraeus scandal. there's a lot of little connections that have brought this whole affair together. eventually led to the cia director resigning. chip reid is here with more information. >> they finally put somebody out there who we thought would give us some information. this is the first time since the scandal broke that we heard from anyone that would appear to have inside information. it turned out to abby czar press conference featuring a famous celebrity law
. >> she is one of four kids in her family homeless, but then went on to earn a masters, phd and law degree. she also runs marathons and triathlons. what a gal! >>> well, california's congressional delegation is overwhelmly democratic and so is state government. grace lee shows us the republicans are trying to figure out what they are doing wrong. >> this election, whether it was in the state of california or for the nation was a little bit of a wake up call for republicans. >> reporter: on the national front californians voted in additional democrat to congress, that means 38 of the 53 districts are dominated by democrats in the house. at the state level, the senate and assembly have a super majority of democrat that is the 2/3 of the members. with both the senators staunch democrats and a demonstrate governor, where did the -- democratic governor, where did the republicans go wrong. many believe they are alienating too many voters. >> right now a sign on the outside door if you are gay, lesbian, black, latino or hispanic, etc., you are not welcome. >> reporter: the assemb
of the law. >>> we know identity theft can happen through fishing scams and dumpster diving to find documents. this one's new. it turns out everyone at the macy's thanksgiving day parade in new york had a chance to pick up some confidential information. apparently parade go ors took a closer look at the confetti and were surprised to find social security numbers, names addresses, even worse, the papers came from local police departments and contained information about undercover cops, incident reports and details about former presidential candidates mitt romney's motorcade. >> i'm just completely in shock that, how can anyone have this type of sensitive information and why is it be shredded and distributed at the thanksgiving paid. >> the police department says it's launching an investigation and reviewing how they dispose of sensitive documents. >> that is not good. it is 5:20 right now. >>> they play through rain, sleet and snow. >> what's the one thing that can put a profootball game on hold. you're going to e see when we come back. >>> what's cool about your school, you can submit your no
commander mark kelly brother-in-law of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> michelle, don't take this personally. i know you won't. >> let's hear it. >> apparently i can find a parked car faster than you. a study looked at hundreds of shoppers searching for cars at a crowded shopping center. men were more successful in finding cars first because women look for landmarks associated with the cars. guys actually calculate the number of feet to the home depot. >> i like to find out who these researchers are. >> i bet you would. >> i would. >> i think they're all guys. >> time now 6:53. one last look at your weather and that big storm headed our way. that's coming up. >> and a special delivery. she just couldn't wait. meet the little girl who made a big entrance at a bart station coming your way. ,,,, (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. night police
clara county board of supervisors is accused of violating state campaign ethics laws and misusing public funds. the d.a. he was office is investigating george shirakawa. in an exclusive interview shirakawa tells kcbs radio he has nothing to hide and doesn't plan to resign. >> i take the allegations very seriously. there's been a lot written over the past month about, you know, spending that in my office. i want people to understand and know that it's a matter of public record and if there are inquiries going on... >> shirakawa is also under fire for having a $90,000 a year bodyguard. he tells kcbs radio he will reimburse the county for any charges that are deemed inappropriate. >>> a grinch just showed up on a bay area front porch but while the thief was casing the house, the house was casing her. it happened at the fremont home of trevor. his cameras captured images of a woman on his porch stealing a package as well as a bag of food donations left for charity. he believes the woman had been following u.p.s. trucks through the neighborhood and he hopes the footage will lead to her arres
-- we're asking you and your group to leave. >> california law gives us the right to talk to customers and handle in front of the stores. >> if you don't leave, we will get the police involved. >> organizers are calling for walmart to improve employee wages and working conditions. other walmarts targeted today include the richmond and fairfield stores as well as the story road location in east san jose. >>> all of this is leading to the fact that americans are expected to spend a good deal more during the holidays this year. retail experts predict overall holiday sales are going to be up about 4% from last year. that means the average shopper will spend $582. online retailers are looking for a double-digit hike in spending. consumers are likely to spend more than $400 on internet shopping. >>> now that black friday is here we are looking ahead to cyber monday. for info on the how to go online and save money go to cbssf.com/cybermonday. >> i said i wasn't going shopping today but elizabeth talked me into it. >> are you seriously going to do it? >> seriously. elizabeth and i are going to
the authority. the law says unless it's an emergency the sheriff needs a court order. without one it's an inmate escape technically. >> i didn't have discretion. i thought i had. >> reporter: the story ends with another leather time from edward pereria thanking the sheriff for allowing him to fulfill his promise. >> and sheriff kuntz says he has reviewed his policies and from now on unless it's an emergency he won't let anyone out without a court order. in san andreas, ben sosenko, cbs 5. >>> you couldn't escape black friday without a black eye. what all these shoppers are fighting for. >> how about this incredible gift? how one man is giving thanks for the past by investing in the future. ♪ because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. gadgets looks like. a crushf people grabbing for cell phs a walmart store a >>> all right. you're going to shake your head. here's what the post- thanksgiving craving for gadgets looks like. this crush of people grabbing for cell phones at a walmart store as it opened at midnight. [ sc
's the law. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. they turned on the metering lights around 6:00 so you can see what it's doing to the morning commute. it's stacking up in all lanes already backing up to the macarthur maze. winds are picking up, as well. so chp is starting to issue several wind advisories. this is the one separate from the national weather service. chp activated the cms signs in the area of the san mateo bridge. that is the biggest issue before the rain really gets our way, the wind. a live look at 101 in the south bay at trumbull. so far, so good. let's look at the maps and other live traffic cameras. here's a look across the golden gate. no major issues so far come through marin county. as lawrence said the rain is hitting the north bay first so we had an earlier spin now the northbound one approaching cotati that's cleared by the way. mass transit is a great option. bart, ace, muni, caltrain and your ferries are all on time. that's traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> another professional casualty after the appl
and he says they are not here that i know of. it's essentially a lie by the law, legal standard his words aren't a lie but it's essentially a lie. >> they say president lincoln heard the word i heard a lot was manipulation. as he begins his second term, what lessons can he learn in dealing with some say a very divided congress? >> the difficulty is manipulation works to a point. he basically, though, has to be an actor, behave in one way with one group and behave in another way with another group and he has to know what the truth in the middle is. basically he has to do something that he may not enjoy that much, which is basically a lot of play acting, which allows everybody to think you're working for them. then when you get the deals done, people might be a little disappointed but the deal is done. >> we sometimes tend to forget that presidents in the beginning and forever are politicians. >> they need to be politicians. we don't like -- in campaigns all of the politicians arts are sort of looked down upon but, in fact, knowing how to string along your friends, knowing how to have multi
and will hit the ground and there is a law that says that and simply because there's some idiot out let there who claims t apples float. so, no, objectivity does not mean taking one of this side and one of that side and presenting both for the audience to select. your job as a journalist is precisely to go out, to do the reporting and then as i said earlier on, to analyze it, to separate the wheat from the chaff, to put it into a proper context and if the overwhelming scientific community or if the scientific community overwhelmingly says there is global warming, do you give a nod in the direction of some other intelligent voice? yes, why not, but not, you know, you certainly don't do it on the basis of equal time. >> and that first one, the pressure first was directed at the networks to be objective and fair, what they would do, as you remember, they would put a republican up here for 30 seconds and a democrat here for 30 seconds and then they were being objective and they felt they were telling the story but they never got at the essence of objectivity as i think you have so well desc
is an extension of the new authority under the food safety law passed in 2011. sunland had planned to reopen its peanut processing plant tuesday. brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> okay. so what does this mean? they now have a right to a hearing and must prove to the agency that their facilities are clean enough to reopen. but until they can prove that, they will be shut down. and they voluntarily shut down their facilities in september when this happened. >> you sometimes hear about the fda getting involved after something that got a lot of people sick. but it's good to see some proactive stances here as opposed to reactive stance from the fda. >> sunland, 11 product lots of nut butter showed the presence of salmonella between june 2009 and september 2012. so this is not their first blemish on their record. >> not at all. bad nut butter gets you every time. >>> and now to a major warning about a staple on the breakfast table. grapefruit as well as grapefruit juice. canadian researchers say taking prescription medication with grapefruit juice can cause harmful or fatal interactions. those in
should foot the bill because the city should have towed the car. >> if they go back and look at the law, i think they'll realize that they're the ones that perhaps made the biggest mistake and should really in my opinion let this young woman off the hook for this vast majority of these tickets. >> the woman, as you can imagine, is now suing her boyfriend and the city of chicago. the car was not considered abandoned by the city balls it was moved a number of times, within that same lot. >> come on, chicago. do her right. >>> a month after hurricane sandy, the obama administration is preparing to ask for more money for the recovery. the white house is expected to make the request to congress for billions of dollars in additional aid. congressional aides say the request which could top $11 billion is likely to come in the next couple of days. damage from sandy tops $70 billion in new york and new jersey alone. >>> and damage from downpours and flooding taking its toll across parts of great britain. flood watches and warnings are up for nearly all of wales and england. at least one death, a
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